Manchester United have reportedly matched Atletico Madrid’s £10m-a-year offer to take Edinson Cavani from French giants Paris Saint-Germain
Edinson Cavani has reportedly rejected a huge offer from Manchester United.
Cavani, 32, is free to leave Paris Saint-Germain this month with his contract expiring at the end of the season.
United’s need for a striker has increased in the past week with Marcus Rashford facing up to three months out with a back problem.
And reports in France suggest they made a provisional contract offer to Cavani in an attempt to lure him to Old Trafford.
Cavani is free to talk to foreign clubs and United made a contract proposal worth around £10m-a-year, plus a huge signing-on bonus.
Foot Mercato reports they are the same terms offered by Atletico Madrid, who have already had a bid turned down.
But Cavani rejected the approach from United as he is ‘fixated’ on moving to the Spanish capital.
The striker is willing to wait until the summer if the deal can’t get done this month, with PSG demanding around £20m for his services.
Cavani handed in a transfer request at PSG earlier this week with the French champions accepting they may have to let him go.
Sporting director Leonardo said: “We always said the same thing for Cavani. We hoped that he would stay at the club. He asked to leave. We are studying the situation.
“We had a proposal from Atletico Madrid. We did not have a proposal worthy of the player’s worth. I’m not sure Cavani will be here in February.
“We will see how it turns out in the coming days, but we are listening to Cavani because we respect him. It’s a little clearer now, with him at the end of his contract.”